Supernatural TV shows for older tweens and teens

These three series mix supernatural elements with more realistic scenarios and emotions that older tweens and teens can relate to.

These shows have well-developed characters (including two with strong female leads), dramatic story arcs, interesting themes, and moral dilemmas, and are collectively a refreshing change from laugh-track/stereotype-laden tween sitcoms. Be warned: all have varying degrees of implied or actual violence or potentially intense imagery, so parents may want to pre-screen or check out the reviews cited below to see if they are right for your family.

Find these series in the Library Catalog:

  • Merlin (BBC): Available on Netflix streaming. (Want us to get this for you? Stop by and request it!) Review of Merlin: Common Sense Media